Juror Number 5

HBO, June 1 (and dates throughout the month)

When O.J. Simpson hurtled down the freeway in his Bronco, Deena Mullen missed it. She also skipped the televised trial involving "that basketball player." Mullen's distance from the case that compelled the universe won her a spot on the jury of Simpson's civil trial. Here, in an affecting hour-long monologue, Mullen, chillingly, economically, reduces the Simpson affair to what it was: a grisly murder.

--By Ginia Bellafante


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